Maine Greek History at the University of Maine

Today Beta Theta Pi maintains over 120 chapters on college campuses in the United States and Canada. Membership places us as one of the four largest fraternities nationwide. Today we are the oldest fraternity at the University of Maine, having been the second fraternity ever founded at UMaine and the first Greek letter Fraternity ever founded at UMaine. We were the first fraternity to join up with a national fraternity during a time when fraternities did not set up chapters at colleges under land grants such as the University of Maine, much less newly established colleges. Our chapter led the way for all other fraternities at the University of Maine to go fro being local fraternities to aligning themselves with strong national fraternities with chapters across the country. Below is the story of Greek Life at then Maine State College from Merrit Caldwell Fernalds 1916 book "History of the Maine State College and the University of Maine."

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